Dear Pearly,
Perhaps you wouldn’t believe me, but yes, I’m currently living in Year 2011. I’m the future you. Freak out now, because I did freak out when I saw this letter.

Breath in, out, in, out, in, out.

Throw out all your classics if you hate them and stop fibbing that you’ve read them all. Nobody will hate you for hating Oliver Twist or not liking Emma! Just read something you like.

How did you know?

Study hard and don’t you think that you would score in GCSE just because I did. The future changes, my dear. Study hard enough to get your 6A1s. I won’t begrudge you for more.

I will.

Treat that big, burly guy sitting in front of you better. It’s always better to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


Play hard and study harder. Wait, strike that out. Study hard and play harder.



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